“I better dream if I have to struggle” Story of 19 year old Mary Alice Brandon
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15. Chapter 15
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~I'm sorry that I hurt you
It's something I must live with every day
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
That's why I need you to hear
I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you~ The Reason-Hoobastank
Carlton just had to make it so easy.
James was up for a challenge-it was the whole reason he came to this stupid place. And now that he thought he found the perfect human, the perfect fight, Carlton had to bring her to the place he was going to go anyway.
What an idiot.
Carlton may be smart-but common sense he lacked greatly. James resisted a laugh, instead settling for chuckling.
It had been two hours since they had gone into the catacombs….it was long enough. James could smell the warm luscious scent of Mary Alice’s blood….his mouth swirled up with extra venom just thinking about biting her neck.
“Show time.” he muttered, walking to the entrance of the catacombs at human speed.
“Alice, what did you see?” Carlton asked intently as she opened her beautiful, bright blue eyes. Tears started to pool in them,
“Every single way I can see it, it always ends up with him biting me. There is no way around it.” she said to him, whispering. She was scared…immensely so.
“No. Alice no. I’ll fight him. You will live.” He promised to her, his expression wild with desperation.
“I don’t know, Carlton. I would listen to her if I were you-after all; it is the future we are talking about here. Of course,” James walked up to them, “She won’t have a future soon anyway.” James couldn’t help that the area they picked was perfect…it was a rather big, circular room that many tunnels connected to. The stone walls were filthy and decrepit, not to mention it was very dark. The only light shined in from a few small bared vents on the top of the walls, letting in some moonlight and a bit of fresh air.
Carlton growled a warning- it was the loudest thing that Mary Alice had ever heard in her life. She sat on the ground, her back against the wall with shock.
“Good-I was hoping for a fight. Maybe this wasn’t a lost cause after all.” James growled back and crouched in an aggressive stance. Carlton did the same, though in front of Mary Alice to protect her.
“You will not hurt her.” Carlton spat as James snorted. Carlton then leapt at James, causing him to be run into the hard stone walls that were covered in grime. There was an ear splattering echo that sounded off in the catacombs as dust filled up around them. Mary Alice couldn’t see who just screamed in agony but hoped it was James. She coughed, despite trying not to, because the air was even mustier than before. Mary Alice continued to look ahead of her, trying to make out anything.
With a sigh of relief, it had been James who screamed, because Carlton came out of the dust first.
“BEHIND YOU!” Mary Alice screamed as James threw a huge stone at Carlton, before charging at him. James held him by the neck and forced him into a wall, head first. Mary Alice screamed-she couldn’t see much but she was horrified.
James turned to her, and Mary Alice sat gaping up at him. His eyes…they were crimson. This was it. Her life would be over in a matter of seconds. James leapt at her, and Mary Alice squeezed her eyes shut-just hoping that it would be as quick and painless as possible. It would only be a little, insignificant life that was lost…that nobody would notice.
But nothing hit her. She opened an eye to see that Carlton had kicked James out of the way and into a wall. There were growls now; she couldn’t see which was which. They were in a different room of the catacombs, a different hallway and tunnel. She heard water splashing, which meant that they were in a tunnel that had a couple of inches of water lying on the bottom. She had to rely on her sense of hearing.
They both were moving way too fast for her to comprehend what was going on. One second Carlton would be to her left and a millisecond later to her right. It terrified her that James could be behind her in less than one second.
There was a sickening snapping noise. Mary Alice swallowed her vomit and prayed to god that Carlton Sacks wasn’t hurt.
“Come on.” Carlton said to her, and Mary Alice got up with shaking knees and climbed on his back. Tears pooled in her eyes as she had 3 visions. Each was of different places-one in a forest, one in a city, and one in a field. All had James coming back and Carlton fighting, just as they had minutes previous.
“He won’t stop.” She whispered.
“He won’t stop. Even if we leave he will just come back. He will always come back. You can’t kill him alone. He wants me. And I’m risking your life. He won’t stop.” She said to him. Carlton slowed down before coming to a halt. She was right. He never would stop.
“It will just keep happening like this over and over again.” She was putting him in danger by being alive. She knew she was damned for life-she was sentenced to pain and death since she was put in the asylum. Her life meant nothing, and his did. Carlton thought the same thing, only reverse.
“There is one other way.” He whispered to her, knowing that this would probably have to happen eventually. She was confused,
“What is it?” she whispered. And he gave her a look of remorse and sadness. She realized then what would happen. Each of her visions in the catacombs ended up with her getting bitten. But that didn’t mean that James had bitten her.
“If it saves your life…then okay.” Her voice shook. Carlton had to act fast. He didn’t want to do this…but her life had to be saved.
She had so much more greatness to come. Her life couldn’t end like this.
“I love you, Alice.” He whispered to her. As she stepped down and stood next to him a tear escaped one big, blue eye.
“I love you too.” She said, tears now freely falling down her face as he leaned in and kissed her. It wasn't the sadness of her human life ending...or the pain to come that made her cry. It was the sadness that she really would never see her family ever again-that she would never be able to go back. In thinking of this, she felt his cold breath by her neck. Razor sharp teeth sunk into her neck, warm blood falling from the gash and onto her shirt….gliding down his throat and down her neck.
She felt her legs collapse. She was laying on the cold ground…it hurt…but it wasn’t any different from the pain she felt every day. So she endured the fire, not screaming once as Carlton Sacks sobbed next to her in the pure darkness.
“I’m so sorry, Alice.” He whispered. He would always love her. And he would always protect her, no matter what happened.
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